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Dr. Perryman's Response to the 2020 Election
Brief Published on November 08, 2020

From an economic perspective, it is rare that Presidents move the needle much on economic growth. Historically, the economy has fared moderately better in Democratic administrations, but the difference is small and not necessarily caused by the President. In terms of policy, the ability to implement major initiatives will be highly dependent on the outcome of the two senate races in Georgia.

What is Biden's fracking plan?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on October 26, 2020

Dr. Perryman explains why Democratic candidate Joe Biden's proposed fracking regulation will affect the industry, especially in Texas.

How will the winner of the upcoming election impact the economy?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 29, 2020

Dr. Perryman explains that the president actually has only a small role in influencing long-term economic growth.

What is included in Joe Biden's economic proposal?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 10, 2020

Presumptive Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden has released an economic proposal. Dr. Perryman breaks down the plan, and the relationship between politics and the economy. 

Beyond the Election
Column Published in syndication November 11, 2020

The presidential election is (almost) over, and sorting through the new directions under President-elect Biden has begun. There are still some votes to be counted (or recounted), litigation to be dealt with, and protocols to be followed before the election is officially certified, but it's highly unlikely that results will shift.

Column Published in syndication September 30, 2020

The state of the economy is inevitably a central issue in presidential campaigns, debates, and elections. This year will likely be even more intense than usual, with the fallout from the pandemic causing millions of Americans to lose their jobs, their savings, and, in many instances, their businesses. The best candidate to deal with the situation will be the subject of strong opinions and disagreements. During elections, economics becomes "electionomics," with rhetoric often far overshadowing reality.